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J Mt. Adams--12.470 Feet High An Independent Progressive New spaper Representing the Beauti ful Mt. Adams Area /t FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1937 TELEPHONE 376 BINGEN, WASHINGTON PRICE FIVE CENTS MT. ADAMS SUN VOL. 3, NO. 20 .,,...ow ]$10,O00n D oysNS.l' MonoxideGasPolsomng STORMCOVERS re estr . Fatal to Mrs. G. Byrkett m AUAmAmlSc h I Gym;Fi Helple , Three and Fo'rr Feet Report- O0 remen ss and Young r___.L^_ edlnPracticallyAll q[J I(,l[({l|l Towns Buildmg Burns In Less Than 45 Mmutes From W,me Alarm Reports reaching here the f.orepart of the week from Vancouver, Washington, hospital told of the tragic death of Mrs. Goldie Byrkett of White Salmon, and her grand- son, thirteen-month-old James Davis, from monoxide gas poisoning caused from the motor in their snowbound car near the Mt. Pleasant loop of the Evergreen highway east of Washougal 10 miles Sunday night. Others in the car were Wallace Davis of Binges and his brother Ralph Day-[ is, father of the suffocated child. Last i reports had them recovering slowly. ] After striking a snowdrift, in at- tempting to make a detour to reachJ 'Portland where the party Was taking- the baby which was suffering from spinal meningitis, the car became stranded. In an attempt to keep the ear warm after being unable to drive the auto- mobile out of the drift it became mon- oxide-filled. When rescuers reached the ear, everyone of the party was unconscious, the motor still running. According to authoritative informa- tion reaching the Sun late yesterday, all went well on the trip to Vancou- ver until they passed the Cape Horn snowshed about 10 p. m. A large drift loomed ahead near the intersection of the Mt. Pleasant road with the high- way. They could do nothing but wait. An- other car drove up behind and stop- ped. Fearful- lest the baby become chilled, they left the motor running and the heater on wlile the screaming gale swirled the snow deeper and deeper. Both cars had to stay there all night. Occupants of the rear ear said they saw the lights of the Davis car flash on several times during the night. The car was completely covered when morning came. The motorist be- hf. then grew alarmed and tried to nter the Davis machine but could n .lue to the huge snow coverage. Calling a nearby farmer the ear was finally opened. Little James Davis was dead clinging tightly to his fath- er, Mrs. Goldle Byrkett was breathing her last. (Continued on pa,e R) QUOTA FOR RED CROSS WAY UP Reports received here the forepart of the week, show that the Red Cross quota for Kllckltat county, the towns of White Salmon and Trout Lake, were almost doubled, stated Dr. R. R. Baker, Monday, after conferring with County Red Cross head, Charles Dud- ley of Goldendale. For the county over $500 was turned in. Of this, White Salmon gathered $175 and Trout Lake $65. On the White Salmon committee were, Mrs. R. L. Heaman, Mrs. Pearl Craven, C. F. Breneman and Dr. Bak- el'. 'O SNOW BLOCKS SKAMAHIA CO.J CARSON, February 4--Nearly ev- eryone was marooned for the first part of the week, when snow in a blizzard proportion came Sunday and filled highway and byways. Those who dependend on trucks for service, such as bread and fresh vegetables were left out as the Evergreen highway was blocked at Cape Horn and no ve- hicle could get through. The county snow plow opened the road from the Carson junction to Stevenson late Mon- day afternoon. Bud Monaghan. deputy county engineer and Roy Zlegler and Harry Dahl, of the state engineering crew could not get to their work Mon- day. all schools in the county[ rirtually were closed due to the snowy weather. Stevenson and Bonneville were set to" open doors after a forced weeks' vac-'. ation due to flu among the children. 1 UNDETERMINED FIRE BURNS CAR Fire of undetermined origin about 8 o'clock Friday night, destroyed the body of a Dodge sedan near the Alba Bartholomew place east of Blngen and was extinguished by the White Salmon fire department. Russel Peck, Owner of the car, re- ported after reaching the vale on the Evergreen highway Just west of the Barholomew house, he ran out of .gas. He alighted from the car and started to walk to town. "When I reached the top of the hill the car was covered with fire," he stated/ Alba Bartholomew, from his house, saw the flames and called the White Salmon department. Reports stated the flames reached as high as nearby tele- phone wires. The chemical tank brought by the firemen soon extinguished the fire. The body of the c,tr was a total loss. O LADSAVES4 LIVES FROM GAS Through the use of artificial respir- ation by Harold Wellenbrock of Glen- wood, four lives of Gtenwood school children were possibly saved Monday night. Wellenbrock was driving an open touring car with the children in the rear seat, Benie Schneldler and Sadie, Lelia and Florence WellenbroclL ages 16, 10 and 6. With Harold was his brother, Chester. All four children in the rear seat were overcome from monoxide gas poisoning due to a heavy blanket over their heads to keep warm. Of the four children, Florence Wel- lenbrock was the worst. Artificial res- piration saved all the children who be- came unconscious. Physicians later called from White Salmon assured the safety of the children. O Repacklng and Paeklng Repacklng is in order in the Blngen warehouse of the Star Fruit company, according to John Chllds, foreman. Apples that have been bruised, or left from cold storage too long need repack. Pears are being packed at Under- wood Fruit and Warehouse company. Loose boxes left in storage are now being made ready for shipping. O LIFE IS LIKE THAT Gone is an ancient landmark, That was a masterpiece in its day, Now,--Just a heap of ashes,-- Rutns,awaiting a P. W. A. The kids lost their winter playhouse, The public, a lce place to go, But wait till they revamp the thing, They'll really have something to show. There are some that will long remem- ber The work, contribution, and cost-- And others, the sportsmanship in it In games that were won and lost. Now,we can regret it :But we musk for the kids, and for- get it, Let's build a new one, and forget it, A new one, that new ones will pride. By G. FISCHER WADE 2]2]37 Fertilizers The following story, taken from a recent issue of the Hood River News, is being re-published through the re- quest of Earl S. Coe, of this city, who, after reading, thought the information it held would be very worthy to farm- ers of this section. It reads: By Gordon G. Brown High yields and lowered costs of production in Hood River orchards, may be attributed, for the most part, to correct soil management and use of fertilizers. During the past three years, trees averages have shown a consistent upward trend. Alternate bearing of Newtowns, which was most pronounced in 1933, has been measur- ably overcome. Commercial fertilizers experiments conducted by our station with applu Are Big Aid to Production and pears, have pointed the way to growers in attaining presen produc- tion levels. These have been conducted on our station grounds and in cooper- ative orchards with several soils. Many of our growers have viewed the plots and have seen for themselves results of these tests. Others who have failed to do so have missed something. I desire to call attention in this art- (Continued on page 3) Suffering one "of the worst snow and freezing spells in the history of the Mt. Adams Area, can safely be called a repoFt of the weather man in this section for the past week. Glenwood, Trout Lake, Snowden, Ap- i pleton, Mill A Flat, Cook, Carson, Lyle, Klickitat and Bingen-WhlteSalmon all report a foot and one-half to three and one-half of the white stuff. Saturday, Sunday and Monday wer three days of terror with freezing tem- peratures night and day, leaving de- struction and death in its path. Highway Blocked Bingen the past week has been a center for trucks. Since Sunday eve- ning transport and cross country trucks and busses have been stalled here awaiting opening of the Ever- green between Cook and Vancouver, Slides near Stevenson have com- pletely blocked the road. The highways on both sides of the river were block- ed. Train service here, although stop- (Continued on page 4) . - "-PrankHetler Shoots Scene WhewMore Winter As the old adage rends, on Groundhog Day. "if the sun shines" and the "hog" gets a full view of its shadow he will "gO buck into his hole" for six weeks, thus prolonglng the winter, ached- nled to end in February, six more weeks. Such will be the eaee theiz this year. for Tuesday. February 2nd. last, wen groundhog day, and the sun did chine . . . bright and 'In full view. If Mr. Groundhog was really out Tuesday. he eould not have es- caped seeing his shadow. If the story holds true, we are due for six more weeks of winter weather. Anyway, Tuesday was a beauti- ful sunshiny day, the first one for over a month, and the people of this section enjoyed It. Turned in--Huge Crowd Watches Last of Old Landmark. A $10,000 fire, Monday ever/ing at 6:45 completely de- stroyed the White Salmon school gymnasium, frmingthe biggest conflagration to hit in this town for several years. The building was completely consumed in less than 45 min- utes, thus rendering the fire department helpless. , The building, catching fire at the Taken To Hospitsl most inopportune time of day, and un- Coy Henderson, who lives on the old A, H. Jewett property, between Bingen and Wqflte Salmon, was taken to the Hood River hospital two weeks ago for an appendicitis operation. "O Small Chimney Fire The Btngen fire department quickly extinguished a chimney flu fire in the "Ted" Miller home here Friday after- noon. No damage was done. Of White Salmon Gym Being Reduced To Ashes der the most difficult weather condi- tions to fight the flames was beyond control hy the time it was reported. Arthur Capon, from the rear porch of the Washington hotel after notic- ing flames leaping out frm under 1he eaves near the chimney on the south side of the huge structure, reported It at 6:45 p. m. Inside Seetlon Aflame At the point of noticing the flames on the outside, the inside was also noticed to be on fire. The south side ;balcony was completely consumed. 8n0w Handteap The foot and one-half of snow cov- ering the school grounds was one of the most difficult objects to overcome for the firemen. Snow made it almost impgssible to string hose hurriedly. Previous to reaching the fire, the White Salmon truck would not start due to cold weather and had to be towed. The hydrant near the north town reservoir was frozen due to defaulty (Continued on page 3) Eagles Party Postponed The big card party scheduled for "V:ednesday evening, open to the pub- lie in the Eagles hall in Binges has been postponed indefinitely. The heavy snows forced the decis- ion. 0 Not Worst Yet? The above picture made hy the Mt. Adams Photo-Engraving shows a full view of the White Salmon 'gym' Monday night at 7 P. M. Frank Hetler took the picture. Fire men had a difficult time fighting the blaze. p PLAN TO RESUME BI6 BARN TROT RIVER HEARING IS POSTPONED On December 15, a public hearing Due to the very bad weather closing was held at The Dalles before Col. T. all roads and stopping all traffic the M. Robins, U. S Army, on tbe matter Annual Barn Dance, advertised for of the improvement of the Columbia the past three weeks by the Ladies and Snake rivers A request was placed Auxiliary of the American Legion has for a comprehensive plan for the de- been indefinitely postponed. velopment of these rivers. No date was offered from the come Another meeting of the public hear- mittee. ins has now been given by Col. Them. The Legion Auxiliary meeting sched- M. Robins on "The Report on Snake uled for next week has also been in- River, Idaho, and Washington" to be definitely postponed held at Lewiston, Idaho, February 16tb, O 10:00 a. m In the Lewis and Clark 150 Baskets Sent hotel. This hearing is a continuation of CARSON. February 4According to The Dalles hearing and provides tbe Mary Perry's report--of tbe Stevenson opportunity for presenting again all Welfare office, there were 150 baskets views on river development, sent from her office to the aged, the It has been suggested that organl- pensioners and those who needed some zations in counties of Hood River, Pas- extra remembrance at Christmas time. co, Sherman and Gilliam in Oregon Ten organizations of the county dona- and Klickitat county in Washington ted money and provisions for the bas- kets with the aid of Mr. James Fin- )resent views to this meeting. The Dalles will assign W. S. Nelson nell, state highway pafrolman, the baskets were taken to a central point. to this task. A contribuation of $25 This was the first time that anything from each county will be asked, of this kind was ever tried in the O" county and It is hoped that it will be Ski Tourney Coiled Of carried out again next year. Due to the snows and the late death O" "--- of Mrs. Goldle Ryrkett, the big ski Flu Fire ]lday tournament to be held on the club hill A fire in the chimney of the George in Trout Lake has been postponed in- Burton home in White Salmon Friday called out the fire department. definitely. No damage was done, and the flames "O quickly extinguished, Measures 39 Inches O Itefleeta Great Distance Jack Link, well-known saw mill man of this section, Monday, on becoming People in the Gtlmer valley were interested in snow piled on the shed able to see the great light thrown near the old Thomas mill in North across the countryside by the big fire White Salmon, decided to measure the of the White Salmon gymnasium Men- mow. day evening. With a stock shoved directly in the O mow measurements later proved it Await "Bills" Outcome was 39 inches deep. .,, 0_ CARSON, February 4Forestry men " Wood Men Busy in this district are anxiously awaiting INDEX TO SON _ the outcome of the bill presented in " One thing the high snows and cold Congress for the annexation of ap- weather is doing ts making excellent proximately 90,000 acres of burnt over SPORTS ....................... p. 7 business for the wood man. land in the Yacolt and Dole regions. EDITORIALS .................. p. 6 Many people In this section have hit This land would be added to the Co- FIRE PICTURES ............... p. 5 the wood pile heavily the pt two lumbla National Forest and reforested JEWETT SALE ................ p. 4, weeks, by planting treel a8 moon as possible. Faer Passes Away T. G. Bogg was called to Pasco last week by the death of his father, W. H. Boggs and Sunday by the death of his mother Josle A. They were buried in the family lot at Riverside cemetery, Spokane. They were married in Illinois and would have been married 60 years in April. W. H. Bogg would have been 81 in March and Josle A. would have been 77 in April. T. G. Boggs, oldest child and W, H. Boggs, Jr. of Anaconda. Montana. three daughters, Mrs. J. N. Durham. Mrs. V. W. Roberts and Mrs. P. Mooney live in Passe, survive. T, G. Boogs who returned home Thursday has lived here since 1923. O Road Opened Thureday The Evergreen highway was open- ed rhusrday afternoon of this week, when, the snow plow came through from Stevenson. The slide beyond Cook was finally driven through. All trucks, parked here, left immediately. O No other vegetable retains o much of its vitamin C when cooked or can- ned as do tomatoes. "This isn't the worst snow storm I've seen In this country yet," chimed John Wyers and Paul Nell in White Salmon Wednesday morning. Mr Yeyers stated, "I'Ve seen four and one-half feet of snow right on the streets of W'lflte Salmon." He further related it sayed too ['hat was about 1914 or 1918. Mr. Nell reporting seeiig about inches of snow on the ground one ee ning, and on awakening tle fo, morning four feet of the white stu fallen. That was about the year 1914.  pie weren't able to get out in L,,:: days either. O. INORTH BANK HWY BILL TO BE MADE Reliable reports received here from Senator Charles F. Stlnson at Olympia, of this district., state that a plan Is being formed to put over the Ever- green highway. Bills have been introduced to both houses to add this road to the primary highway system of the State. Powerful groups opposed to any new roads whatever, are liable to hold back the effort, it was thought. The committee would be interested in a very close estimate of the results of this new road completion. The State director informs us that new roads will add new revenue to the State. "We feel hopeful that we will be able to put over the Evergreen exten- sion to Kennewick this session," Senator Sttnson is quoted as saying. "O" Chamber to Meet Tneadny The Binges Chamber of Commerce will meet Tuesday, February 9th at the Mt. Adams Inn reported President Clarence Johnson Monday, A false report of the meeting of that group was made last week for last Tuesday. 'Prior to the Tuesday meeting, a membership drive Is planned. County Officials Not Negligent, Sexton By Marion Sexton It might be called the "Strange Case of Mr. Luedeke" but We choose to call It the "Story of the Transient Cook." Most authors (we do not consider our- self and author) Jump at the chance to hang a title on an article bearing the word: "The Strange Case, etc" so We are different, Seriously, however; the only excuse extant for gathering the information embodied in this in.dent is to quiet rumors that have spread in the west and certral district of the county re- garding the treatment according one Mr. Richard Luedeke, , transient cook who held a Union card with the Seat- tle cooks' local. Mr. Leudeke's initiation In Klickitat county was anything but pleasant, as far as his bodily being is concerned, but the treatment accorded him after his plight was learned was nothing short of human kindliness, and em- bodied all of the principles of humane manners. Two tales have spread throughout the county which tend to direct criii- cism at County Health Officer Dr F. G. LeFor, Sheriff C. R. House and his deputy, Ed Karge, and at Phil Williams, S. P. & S. railroad officer at Wlshram. All of these officers figured in the story which interestingly surroundsMr. Lcu- deke and his frozen feet. The first tale is that the officers were egligent in their duty to allow the man to suffer amputation of tle toes on both feet. The other intimates (Continued on page 3)